Blue Jays sign Litsch and McGowan

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed arbitration-eligible players RHP JESSE LITSCH (US $975,000) and RHP DUSTIN McGOWAN (US $600,000) to one-year contracts for the 2012 season.

This brings the total number of players unsigned and eligible for arbitration to seven (RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Brandon Morrow, RHP Carlos Villanueva, 2B Kelly Johnson, C Jeff Mathis, OF Colby Rasmus and OF Ben Francisco).